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    Low line amps from high end companies

    I am looking into a couple of amps for my SE. Choices include a Zapco Reference 500.1 and a Kicker 750.1. I can get these authorized for <$400. I am leaning towards the Kicker because of the extra power, but the Zapco is still a consideration. I was just wondering how these low end lines from higher end companies perform.







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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    their not low line amps..????? just less power...



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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    Quote Originally Posted by lookitsjim23 View Post
    their not low line amps..????? just less power...
    I'm assuming since the Zapco ref<C2k line and the kicker kx<zx...

    I'd go with the Zapco...



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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    Kicker ZX replaced the KX so they are equals...The Kicker High end line is the SX series.




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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    Quote Originally Posted by lookitsjim23 View Post
    their not low line amps..????? just less power...
    For Kicker its ZX then SX, for Zapco it goes Reference, DC Reference, then Competition. The Reference and ZX are their entry level lines.




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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    Quote Originally Posted by wu36ca View Post
    For Kicker its ZX then SX, for Zapco it goes Reference, DC Reference, then Competition. The Reference and ZX are their entry level lines.

    The lowend of Zapco is their i-Force line.




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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    pyle > all




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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B View Post
    The lowend of Zapco is their i-Force line.
    I see. Unfortunately they do not have mono amps in that line. I was just checking the website. The 500.1 is class A/B. I this amp a power hog?




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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    Zapco All Day..
    I ran (2) Zapco Refrence 350's back when they just changed from the AG line..
    I had them on some Focal Kev's & IDQ12 In The Back..
    I changed to ARC CXL's & Did not get the sound out of the system like the Zapco's did..
    I then got Zapco Z200C2-SL's (O/S Amps)
    OMG They Just Bring so much out of the system.. Zapco All Day..
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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    are there funky pup amps




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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    Quote Originally Posted by troy_audi0 View Post
    Zapco All Day..
    I ran (2) Zapco Refrence 350's back when they just changed from the AG line..
    I had them on some Focal Kev's & IDQ12 In The Back..
    I changed to ARC CXL's & Did not get the sound out of the system like the Zapco's did..
    I then got Zapco Z200C2-SL's (O/S Amps)
    OMG They Just Bring so much out of the system.. Zapco All Day..
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    Its going to run my front components.

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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

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    are there funky pup amps
    No, there were no speakers made that could handle the power.



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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    Quote Originally Posted by helotaxi View Post
    No, there were no speakers made that could handle the power.
    except for funkypups right?



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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    From the amps you listed it looks like you want ~600 watts at 2 ohms. If you have some flexibility and could configure a 1 ohm load, I would look into a Zed Minilith. Great amps and they aren't that expensive.

    You can get one for about $260 shipped from Zed Audio directly. http://www.zedaudio.com/products.html


    Rich B- I'm diggin that Zed made US Acoustics, nice amp.




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    Re: Low line amps from high end companies

    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Junkies View Post
    Rich B- I'm diggin that Zed made US Acoustics, nice amp.

    Thanks, thats my newest addition to my meager amp collection.

    Im going to be using 2 10" Perfect 10.1's and I had heard they dont live for long if they're run above their 350w rating, so I searched a long time for something approaching that wattage and found that USA 2300f available on another forum.

    At 300w per channel it should do the trick.





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